BOCC Regular Meeting – December 20, 2011

REGULAR MEETING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

DECEMBER 20, 2011

 

 

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on December 20, 2011 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board ofCountyCommissionersmeeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Danny Stevens

Comm. Ryan Bell

Comm.ChadJohnson

Comm. Marsha Drew

Comm. Mike Joyner

            Also present were:

Clerk of Court – Danny J. Shipp

CountyAttorney– Anne Bast Brown

CountyCoordinator– Fred Moody

Assistant to theCountyCoordinator–Dick Tummond

 

 

Chairman Stevens called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.  Mr. Greenlee gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

EXPENDITURES

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the following expenditures presented for payment.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

CHECK NUMBER

 106726-106860

FUND

        AMOUNT

GENERAL REVENUE

        763,415.12

ROAD

        850,788.03

SHIP

          14,854.00

TRANSPORTATION

          41,837.60

911

          25,756.50

COURT FACILITIES

                 18.00

PROGRESS ENERGY

               705.37

EMS

          31,583.54

FIRE

            6,429.44

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT

            3,559.81

CDBG

            4,796.72

UTILITIES

            1,546.97

COMMUNICATION

          27,136.80

ADD COURT COSTS

               461.90

LANDFILL

          73,306.47

TOTAL $  1,846,196.27

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes from the regular Board Meeting held October 18, 2011 were presented for approval.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the minutes for the Regular Board Meeting held October 18, 2011 as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

LYNN E. SLAUGHTER

 

A.    Information sought on process of Inmate Work details.

 

B.     Request for Police Review Board made up of citizens.

 

C.     Problem involving Sheriff’s Office.

 

Ms. Slaughter stated she was formerly a Sheriff’s Department employee and requested a Review Board be set up to review police actions.  She stated this puts the Sheriff’s Office on notice there is another way of dealing with citizens complaints.

Ms. Slaughter stated she will provide all of the Commissioners with packets of information regarding her request and past problems with the Sheriff’s Department as a former employee and come back to the Board at a later date with her request.

Ms. Slaughter informed the Board Sheriff Smith had taken care of things with the exception of $5,000, which she states is due to her.

 

 

911 ADDRESSING

 

Mike West, 911 Addressing Coordinator

A.    Request Board Chair’s signature on agreement with A K Associates.

 

Mr. West requested Board approval of the Chairman’s signature on the agreement with A.K. Associates.  This is for the upgrading of the 911 system.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the Chairman signing the agreement with A.K. Associates as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

WORKFORCE CONNECTION

 

Rusty Skinner

A.    Presenting information of Workforce Connection Services.

 

Comm. Bell gave information regarding what Workforce Connection does and how it works before Mr. Skinner spoke.

Mr. Skinner then presented information of Workforce Connection Services.

Jack Schofield asked if people can go to the closest Workforce Connection office, even if it is in neighboring county?  Mr. Skinner answered yes.

It was also asked if Workforce Connection could come to the Inglis/Yankeetown area so residents don’t have to go out of county.

 

The meeting recessed at 9:35 A.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 9:44 A.M.

 

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER’S DISTRICT BOUNDARIES

 

Kurt Spitzer

A.    Presentation of proposed District Maps.

 

Mr. Spitzer gave a Powerpoint presentation to the Board regarding proposed changes to District maps.

It was asked why the Town ofBronsonwas included in a single district, but Fanning Springs was split into two districts.

 

Mr. Spitzer stated he will make a call about the change and report back later in the meeting.

Mr. Spitzer reported back to the Board at 11:06 A.M. the change could be made to keep all of Fanning Springs in one district and gave information on the number of people this would change from one district to the other.

 

B.      Adopt Resolutions 2011-66, to change theCountyCommissioner’s District Boundaries.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to adopt Resolution 2011-66 with Exhibit A, Plan B2 and the boundary change to Fanning Springs.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Dana Sheffield spoke thanking everyone for their efforts to make this a better community.

 

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

 

LEVY COUNTY TRANSIT

 

Desiree Painter, General Manager

A.    Request approval to purchase three (3) new vehicles to replace current inventory that is being donated toEMS.

 

James Shields requested in place of Ms. Painter Board approval to purchase three (3) new vehicles to replace current inventory that is being donated toEMS.

 

Florida Sheriff’s Assoc., Bartow Ford – Western Zone         $23,733.00

Florida Sheriff’s Assoc., Bartow Ford – Northern Zone       $23,733.00

Florida Sheriff’s Assoc., Bartow Ford – Central Zone          $23,619.00

Florida Sheriff’s Assoc., Bartow Ford – Southern Zone       $23,723.00

White Ford, ChieflandFlorida                                               $26,826.88

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to purchase three (3) Ford Explorers from White Ford in Chiefland based on it being the “best bid”.  Second was made by Comm. Bell.  Discussion followed.

 

Comm. Johnson questions the need for 4×4 for all of the vehicles.

 

Comm. Joyner amends his motion to approve the purchase from White Ford to purchase one (1) all-wheel drive/4×4 Explorer in the amount of $26,826.88, per the quote provided and two (2) 2×4 Explorers, as he feels this would be the “best” bid, not the “lowest” bid.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Request approval of the Zero Tolerance Drug and Alcohol Policy.

 

Ms. Painter requested Board approval of the Zero Tolerance Drug and Alcohol Policy.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Zero Tolerance Drug and Alcohol Policy as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

PLANNING

 

Shenley Neely, Planning Director

A.    Authorize County expenditures for fees associated with the submittal of land use change and rezoning application to the Town ofBronsonfor property owned byLevyCounty.  The fee to apply is $600.00.

 

Ms. Neely requested Board approval to authorize expenditures associated with the submittal of land use change and rezoning application to the Town ofBronsonfor property owned byLevyCounty.

 

After discussion, Comm. Drew made a motion to authorize expenditures associated with the submittal of land use change and rezoning applications, authorize appropriate person to sign enclosed application and approve enclosed County Staff Report and application packet for submittal with application for land use change and rezoning to the Town of Bronson as requested in items A, B, and C.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

B.     Authorize appropriate person to sign enclosed application for land use change and rezoning.

 

 

C.     Approve enclosed County Staff Report and application packet for submittal with application for land use change and rezoning toTown of Bronson,Florida.

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

 

David Knowles, Director

A.    Request for approval of the Short Terms Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of the Short Terms Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan.

 

George Shenya spoke regarding using a separate company to collect EMS fees and suggestsLevyCountyaggressively pursue collecting payment.

Jack Schofield also spoke regarding collections.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve the Short Terms Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan as presented.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

B.     Submitting a conceptual layout for the Levy County Department of Public Safety Complex and request approval to move forward with the planning process.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of the conceptual layout for the Levy County Department of Public Safety Complex and requested approval to move forward with the planning process.

 

Comm. Bell made a motion to approve the conceptual layout for the Levy County Department of Public Safety Complex and approval to move forward with the planning process as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Drew and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

C.     Request the approval and adoption of Resolution 2011-67, establishing Department of Public Safety and providing for the dissolution of the Fire Advisory Board.

 

Mr. Knowles requested Board approval of Resolution 2011-67, establishing Department of Public Safety and providing for the dissolution of the Fire Advisory Board.

 

Atty. Brown read the Resolution title into public record.

 

Comm. Drew made a motion to approve Resolution 2011-67, establishing Department of Public Safety and providing for the dissolution of the Fire Advisory Board as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Bell and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 11:10 A.M.

 

The meeting reconvened at 11:21 A.M.

 

 

COMMISSIONER REPORTS

 

Comm. Johnson brought to the other Commissioner’s attention the list of goals and objectives from each Commissioner to be discussed at the January 3rd meeting.

Comm. Johnson read into record a letter received from Pat O’Neal regarding North Florida Broadband and requested Atty. Brown look into information regarding adding a “fiberlink” from the Courthouse to the Jail as this item will be on the January 3rd Regular Meeting Agenda.

Comm. Johnson reminded everyone of the Levy County Education Foundation Gala coming up on January 28th atChieflandElementary School.  The price is $50 per ticket.

 

Comm. Drew gave an update of the Fire Departments consolidating issue and had recently attended meetings in South Levy.

Comm. Bell stated he had attended the Friends of the Library event last week and stated there was a very good turnout.

Comm. Bell stated he had attended the Supervisor of Elections Canvassing Board Workshop.

Comm. Bell stated he had been contacted by Amy Magnan regarding the Atomic Safety Licensing Board Hearing in CrystalRiveron January 12th and has requested Board representation.

 

Comm. Joyner thanked the other Board members for welcoming him as a new Commissioner.

 

All Commissioners wished everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 11:35 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                          Chairman, Danny Stevens